Fonterra numbers man goes global

Lukas Paravicini will remain Fonterra's chief financial officer until June.

He's Fonterra's top financial executive, speaks five languages and has a new job.

Finding drug-free staff an issue

Cross Country Recruitment managing director Ben De'Ath estimates there were at least three to four vacancies arising ...

Twenty-one Waikato farm owners have had to fire staff for failing drug tests since December.

First grapes come off

Nautilus Estate viticulturist Mike Collins holds one of the first bunches of pinot noir grapes harvested in Marlborough ...

Harvest has started in Marlborough, and prices look 'firm' for growers.

Farming solutions showcased

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A farm irrigation system on the Canterbury Plains, SH70 south of ...

Fonterra is searching for agri-tech innovations to solve dairy farming problems.

Field days comes of age video

South Island Field Days.

South Island Field Days is sticking to its core business while making a few changes.

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opinion

Asteroid coming for big meat companies

Peter McDonald says we've passed the time for co-operative co-operation.

The time for meat processors to collaborate has passed, writes Peter McDonald.

It's a busy life down on the farm

OPINION: People often ask "what do you do out there in the country?''

Farming behind the scenes

Jury out on fewer farmer deaths

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Finding drug-free staff an issue

Cross Country Recruitment managing director Ben De'Ath estimates there were at least three to four vacancies arising ...

Twenty-one Waikato farm owners have had to fire staff for failing drug tests since December.

Concerns migrant workers leaving

In the wake of Immigration NZ changes a unique research project in Southland has started to help migrant workers.

20122016 news photo Alden Williams/Fairfax NZ

A farm irrigation system on the Canterbury Plains, SH70 south of ...

Innovative farming solutions showcased

Fonterra is searching for agri-tech innovations to solve dairy farming problems.

advice

The science of dairy lover emotions

More research is about to go into the consumer response to dairy foods.

New Food and Consumer Sensory Science chairwoman explores why dairy consumers buy products.

Best lamb hunt is on

Three Manawatu and Hawke's Bay locals are in the finals for the best lamb competition.

Condition scores are important for the months ahead.

Underperforming ewes cut profits

Graham Butcher suggests all ewes need to have a condition score of 3.5.

aquaculture

Fishing methods concern

Recreational fisherman Doug Kinnon says he's never seen a commercial operation like this.

Spotter planes, helicopters and dye are being used in commercial fishing in the Far North.

MPI roadshow fails to hook crowds

Marlborough Sounds residents to provide their own impact assessment of relocating salmon farms.

The Marlborough Sounds will be off limits to commercial fishing if a recreational fishing park is established.

Waiting, with 'baited' breath video

There's been no sign of them yet but recreational fishing parks will still happen, Government says.

beef

Finding drug-free staff an issue

Cross Country Recruitment managing director Ben De'Ath estimates there were at least three to four vacancies arising ...

Twenty-one Waikato farm owners have had to fire staff for failing drug tests since December.

Farmers welcome wet summer

 The wet early summer has been a welcomed change for Limestone Downs Station after three successive droughts.

Silver Fern Farms national agribusiness manager Greg McSkimming, Mount Linton general manager Ceri Lewis and Bryan ...

Meat taste valued at Mount Linton

Mount Linton station is working on producing the best sheep and beef genetics to be leaders in the industry.

Sheep

Finding drug-free staff an issue

Cross Country Recruitment managing director Ben De'Ath estimates there were at least three to four vacancies arising ...

Twenty-one Waikato farm owners have had to fire staff for failing drug tests since December.

A press from the past

A piece of historic farming machinery was put to the test at Hawke's Bay's Timahanga Station last week.

Flaxbourne edged out Awatere in the Nelson Marlborough sheep dog trial round at Seddon.

Dog's whisker separates Flaxbourne and Awatere

Flaxbourne won the competition by a dog's whisker, with double the maiden competitors.

cropping

Velvetleaf back on farmer hit list

Velvetleaf has the potential to devastate other crops if it becomes established.

Farmers need to continue to look for velvetleaf in their fodder beet crops.

Pilot rises to challenge

Top-dressing pilot says fighting Port Hills fires "not that different to everyday work".

(from left) Dr John Baker, CEO/Chairman of Baker No-Tillage, Bill Ritchie, General Manager, Baker No-Tillage, Guy ...

Carrfields link for no till drill

The Feilding developers of a cross slot drill have teamed up with Carrfields.

agribusiness

Overseas labour a privilege

The wine industry has welcomed a new policy barring employers from recruiting migrant workers if they breach employment ...

Wine industry welcomes new policy blocking rogue employers access to overseas workers.

First grapes come off

Harvest has started in Marlborough, and prices look 'firm' for growers.

Cross Country Recruitment managing director Ben De'Ath estimates there were at least three to four vacancies arising ...

Finding drug-free staff an issue

Twenty-one Waikato farm owners have had to fire staff for failing drug tests since December.

Discovery

Sharing the excitement of science

AgResearch scientist Louise Hennessy

A young scientist delights in passing on her passion for science to schoolchildren.

All aboard regulation train

Rob Mitchell talks to a straight-shooting scientist who realises that progress doesn't come without a certain amount of unhappiness.

Irina Boiarkina, of the University of Auckland, rock-climbing during a visit to Squamish, Canada.

Treasure in a mountain of data

Rob Mitchell talks to a scientist who loves solving mathematical problems.

rural women

It's a busy life down on the farm

"Chewing the fat" over lunch at the farm walk at Turimawiwi.

OPINION: People often ask "what do you do out there in the country?''

Silent killers find new home

OPINION: No more blisters or chemicals, just a silent killer.

Around 170 people attended the field day at Simon and Lynda Harvey's property Glen Orkney, Awatere Valley.

High country farmers 'pushed back to the hills'

The Marlborough region had lost 25,000ha of flat pastoral land in the past three decades due to land use changes as the traditional sheep farmer had been "pushed back to the hills".

Video

Worst government ad ever

Take a look at this "truly terrible" recruitment video. Has Australia made the world's most awkward government ad?

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